Where my witches at? Oakland’s dance diva Maya Songbird conjures up Maya’s Magic Shop

Already long recognized as one of Oakland’s most inspired – and most danceable – solo artists, Maya Songbird is also causing a buzz with her more recent endeavor: a candle shop, of course. While she has been making candles almost as long as she’s been making music, the candles have only recently graced the public with their presence. And though the two side by side … Continue reading Where my witches at? Oakland’s dance diva Maya Songbird conjures up Maya’s Magic Shop

Ask Your Goth Doctor: A brutally honest account of a doctor’s life in Italy during the COVID pandemic

In the summer and fall, Dr. Laura Franceschetto can often be found at goth and punk festivals and squat shows across Europe, enjoying their favorite music. But they are also a doctor based in Italy, and have been working long hospital hours on the frontlines of Italy‚Äôs COVID-19 epidemic for months. Here is one of two articles featuring Your Goth Doctor, who describes their current … Continue reading Ask Your Goth Doctor: A brutally honest account of a doctor’s life in Italy during the COVID pandemic

Ask Your Goth Doctor: An introduction to COVID-19 from an Italian doctor on the front lines

By Dr. Laura Franceschetto In the summer and fall, Dr. Laura Franceschetto can often be found at goth and punk festivals and squat shows across Europe, enjoying their favorite music. But they are also a doctor based in Italy, and as such have been working long hospital hours on the frontlines of Italy’s COVID-19 epidemic. During an interview, we asked Dr. Franceschetto to describe the … Continue reading Ask Your Goth Doctor: An introduction to COVID-19 from an Italian doctor on the front lines

How to lose friends and alienate people: A sick person's diary

By Anonymous I got sick. It’s hard to tell the COVID-19 symptoms from my typical fibromyalgia symptoms, so I don’t know when I got sick, but I know today it feels definitely different from what I usually experience. The night sweats this time were accompanied by chills and later moved into a low fever during the day. The pain is a little deeper in the … Continue reading How to lose friends and alienate people: A sick person's diary